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The School of Architecture has their own computer requirements: 

Architecture computer recommendations 

 

All other programs follow the computer requirements listed below.

  • Minimum
    CPU

    Intel i5

     
    RAM

    8GBytes of memory

     
    Hard Drive

    500GB HDD or 256GB SSD

     
    Screen

    14 inch or larger

     
    Graphics

    Graphics card with at least 2GB of video memory

    It is recommended that you verify the video card is certified to work with:

    AutoCAD on the AutoDesk website
    and/or
    SolidWorks on the SolidWorks website

     
    Network

    Wireless capability with 802.11 b/g/n or ac/n

     
    Operating System

    Windows 7 x64 bit or Windows 8 x64 bit

    (NOTE: Windows is required for MOST applications used within CEAT!)

     
  • Preferred
    CPU

    Intel i7

     
    RAM

    16GBytes of memory

     
    Hard Drive

    1TB HDD or 512GB SSD

     
    Screen

    15 inch or larger

     
    Graphics

    Graphics card with at least 4GB of video memory

    It is recommended that you verify the video card is certified to work with:

    AutoCAD on the AutoDesk website
    and/or
    SolidWorks on the SolidWorks website

     
    Network

    Wireless capability with 802.11 b/g/n or ac/n

     
    Operating System

    Windows 10 x64 bit

    (NOTE: Windows is required for MOST applications used within CEAT!)

     
  • Macs
    CPU

    Intel i7

     
    RAM

    16GBytes of memory

     
    Hard Drive

    512GB SSD/HDD

     
    Screen

    15 inch or larger

     
    Graphics

    Dedicated Graphics with 4GB of VRAM

     

    NOTE: Windows is required for MOST applications used within CEAT! The minimum specs required for Macs are for machines that we will boot camp and run Windows on. It is still recommended that software be installed and run on a native Windows machine.  

    Example Mac That Meets Specs

CEAT students can purchase laptops that meet the minimum and preferred specs from any vendor. Below are two optional vendors that sale laptops that meet these specifications.

The minimum specs will not be suitable for students in programs using Solidworks, AutoCAD, or AutoSPRINK. If you have questions about the software your program will use, please reach out to your programs main office. 

Computing Classroom Schedules & Software

Engineering North 019

36 SEATS

Engineering South 113

21 SEATS

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